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SE3* in Phoenix, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 3/30/2019

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    Phoenix, AZ
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Job Description

Senior Java Developer 

Contract - 1 year 

North Phoenix 

The Software Engineer 3 will:

  • Be the go-to expert in one area of the codebase; understands the broad architecture of the entire system.
  • Think at the enterprise level for reliability, scalability, maintainability, extensibility, portability, and security.
  • Regularly deliver software on-time make accurate estimates and deliver on those estimates.
  • Take the initiative to identify and solve important problems, coordinating with others on cross-cutting technical issues
  • Set direction at the project/service level and consistently influences decision-making at the top level of team
  • Identify and proactively tackles technical debt before it grows into debt that requires significant up-front work to resolve
  • Provide feedback on projects outside of their core area
  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting their team, communicates standards and gets buy-in on solutions

Primary Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Design, write, and maintain software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of applications/services, incorporating cloud and open source tools when available and writing software of your own when nothing else fits the bill.
  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, anticipating performance bottlenecks and provisioning new hardware as necessary.
  • Participate in software performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Monitoring and alerting for various components across our infrastructure
  • Participate in rotating on-call duties.
  • Provides technical advice and weighs in on technical decisions that impact other teams or the company at large. Researches and proposes new technologies
  • Scopes and stages work into well-defined milestones to avoid a monolithic deliverable.
  • Owns the technical testing and performance plan for their projects
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Testing: Assists software engineering teams during the quality assurance phase of the development cycle.
  • Production Release: Serves as a supervisor before, during and after the systems Production rollout.
  • Utilities: Actively involved in the selection and/or creation of tools for design, modeling, programming, debugging, testing, diagnostics, monitoring, profiling, operations, logging, reporting, security checking, or analysis.
  • Management: Participates in third-party system analysis to identify potential implementations and integrations.
  • Education: Keeps up on industry trends and current technological standards, languages, coding techniques, utilities and operational considerations 

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field, from a four-year college or university, or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant industry certification, such as Oracle Java Developer, is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience in software development, information systems, or equivalent technical environment, including previous experience in the development of highly transactional, mission critical applications in heterogeneous environments/architectures for multi-user systems.
  • Expert in all aspects of the software development lifecycle: design, functional and technical requirements, coding, debugging, testing, release, and operational support.
  • Expert level knowledge of agile software development methodologies, Service Oriented Architecture and object-oriented programming methodologies.
  • Expert in software development best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Expert level knowledge of relational database management system technologies and tools.

Skills (with Java Specialization)

Expert level proficiency with the following technologies:

  • Java (7+ years)
  • Spring or similar MVC framework
  • Unix/Linux
  • Service oriented designs and technologies (AJAX, XML/JSON)
  • Web service protocols, such as SOAP or REST
  • SQL, NoSQL
  • Software development tool kits, such as Subversion and/or GIT


  • Experience working on Amazon EC2 or other cloud environment
  • Experience working on Oracle Service Bus
  • Familiar with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and Sonar


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